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5 Tips to Dress in Kingdom Modesty and Still Kill It in the Fashion Industry

Updated: Jun 26

Master the art of Kingdom Modesty and slay the fashion game! Unveil expert tips for staying effortlessly chic while embracing your unique style with layers, bold colors, and more

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Hello, Kingdom Creatives! 🌟 Are you tired of feeling like you have to choose between your faith and fashion? Or maybe you've been told that modesty means sacrificing style. Well, I'm here to tell you that you can embrace modesty and still slay in the fashion world! Let's dive into five fabulous tips to help you dress modestly without compromising your fashion sense, even in a culture where people openly wear thongs, G-strings as outerwear, and barely-there clothes are normalized.

#1 - Embrace Layers and Unexpected Combinations

Layers and unexpected combinations are your best friend when it comes to modest fashion. They add depth, texture, and versatility to your wardrobe. Instead of the usual, try something unique: switch to a crop top styled with a formal button-up and palazzo pants, or opt for a sleeveless mini dress styled on top a black leatherette skinny leggings/pants with a blazer or cropped cardigan. These combinations can turn your look from provocative to chic while maintaining modesty.

Men's Style Option: Layer a fitted t-shirt under a light jacket or overshirt, paired with tailored trousers or chinos for a sophisticated yet modest look.

#2 - Choose the Right Fabrics

Selecting the right fabrics is crucial. Opt for light, flowy materials like chiffon and silk that provide coverage while keeping you stylish. In a world where wearing thongs, G-strings, and barely-there clothes are normalized, choosing fabrics that drape well and provide adequate coverage is essential. These fabrics ensure that your undergarments remain discreet and that your outfit falls nicely over them. Avoid overly tight or clingy fabrics that can compromise modesty. Remember, modesty is about honoring God with our bodies (1 Timothy 2:9-10). Men's Style Option: Opt for breathable fabrics like cotton or linen for shirts and trousers, ensuring comfort and modesty in warmer weather.

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Kingdom Fashion influencer @ToyinBanks (IG)

"Your value is not in what you wear, but in who you are in Christ." Let your personal style shine while honoring God with your wardrobe choices." – Sadie Robertson

#3 - Express Yourself with Color and Accessories

Don't be afraid to infuse your wardrobe with color! Expressing your unique personality through bold hues or subtle tones is a powerful way to stand out while staying true to your values. As Proverbs 31:22 (ESV) suggests, "She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple." Purple symbolizes royalty and dignity, reflecting a timeless elegance that can be incorporated into modern fashion choices. Whether it's a vibrant scarf, a statement necklace, or a chic hat, accessories can elevate any outfit without compromising modesty. As 1 Peter 3:3-4 suggests, let your beauty not come from outward adornments but from a gentle and quiet spirit. Use accessories to complement your outfit and highlight your modest fashion sense, rather than overshadowing it. Men's Style Option: Add a pop of color with accessories like a bold tie, pocket square, or watch strap to enhance your outfit while staying modest.

#4 - Go Long or Layer with Leggings

Long skirts and dresses are perfect for maintaining modesty while staying fashionable. Maxi skirts and dresses can be dressed up with heels or made casual with flats. Aim for skirts that fall below the knee to ensure coverage when you sit or move. Alternatively, shorter skirts can be layered with opaque leggings or stockings to prevent showing too much leg and attention. This combination not only enhances modesty but also adds a stylish touch to your ensemble.

Men's Style Option: Layer a longer shirt or overshirt with tailored trousers or jeans, ensuring coverage and style versatility.

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Kingdom Fashion Influencer @uptownwithellybrown (IG)

#5 -Find Your Personal Style

Discovering your unique style within the realm of modesty can be empowering. Mix and match different pieces to create outfits that reflect your personality and faith. Whether you prefer bright colors, neutral tones, structured pieces, or flowy garments, find what makes you feel beautiful and confident. As Christian influencer Sadie Robertson says, "Your value is not in what you wear, but in who you are in Christ." Let your personal style shine while honoring God with your wardrobe choices.

Men's Style Option: Experiment with different fits and styles of shirts, pants, and accessories to find combinations that reflect your personality and beliefs while staying modest and fashionable. The Negative Implications of Provocative Dressing

When we dress provocatively, it can become a tool for the enemy to attract the wrong attention. It may serve as a delay in finding the right spouse and can lead to increased sexual temptations, both for ourselves and others. Matthew 5:28 says, "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Dressing provocatively can exploit others' weaknesses and lead to more sin, failing to set a good moral standard for the younger generation. Romans 14:13 advises us, "Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this—not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother's way." Personal Testimony: Nini Amerlise

As the author of this Article, I grew up in a Jamaican culture, even though I am also of Ghanaian, Cuban, and Chinese heritage. My mother's homeland is what we were most familiar with, being in a single-parent home. I used to struggle with intense self-identity issues. Thinking that showing skin wasn't even a second thought; I assumed this was the way women were supposed to dress. But knowing better now, and with the Holy Spirit's conviction, I've learned that modesty is not about condemnation but about setting a standard and being a role model. As Romans 8:1 says, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." It's about showcasing love and Godly character in a way that looks different from today's culture.

My journey wasn't overnight; it took many years of God's patience and gentleness with me. Through this, I healed from traumas and allowed God's authentic design in me to be revealed. I struggled with sexuality, gender conflict, pride, anxiety, and shame, but since accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior in April 2015, I've been set free. My confidence and new discovery of modesty, honoring to our eternal Father, are not religious but a daily growing progress. Abiding in the Father helps me stay on the right path, and I want to inspire generations that we are in this walk together as iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17).

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kingdom fashionista & Supermodel @Nini_4U (IG)

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